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#1 Tom Froemming

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 08:45 AM

The Twins are calling up Ryan Eades to make his MLB debut. He was their second-round pick back in 2013. 

 

Here's some video on him:

 

He had a very good spring and was in the running for Sire of Fort Myers, but got off to a poor start down in Rochester. He has a 5.68 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the year, but an impressive 11.1 K/9. He also had one really bad outing that is weighing down those numbers. He gave up seven runs in 1 1/3 inning back on April 26. He'll also provide the Twins with some length, as Eades has recorded six or more outs in 11 of his 16 appearances.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:32 AM

Congrats to Ryan Eades!!! :)
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Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:38 AM

Congrats and good luck!
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Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:39 AM

Any word on the move to clear space on the 40-man?


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:40 AM

Any word on the move to clear space on the 40-man?


Wasn’t there already an opening?

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:43 AM

It would be really nice to see Eades succeed, the Twins haven't had much luck with prospect type relievers this year (Vasquez, De Jong, Littell, and Romero have all failed so far).

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 09:46 AM

Interesting choice and not what I expected.

 

I enjoy that about this front office.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 10:03 AM

Good luck! Congrats!

It's IL now, btw, not DL.....


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 10:15 AM

I saw Eades pitch way back when he was in Cedar Rapids. Definitely had good stuff. Hopefully he can help out the Twins bullpen

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 10:22 AM

The Twins are calling up Ryan Eades to make his MLB debut. He was their second-round pick back in 2013. 
 
Here's some video on him:




 
He had a very good spring and was in the running for Sire of Fort Myers, but got off to a poor start down in Rochester. He has a 5.68 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the year, but an impressive 11.1 K/9. He also had one really bad outing that is weighing down those numbers. He gave up seven runs in 1 1/3 inning back on April 26. He'll also provide the Twins with some length, as Eades has recorded six or more outs in 11 of his 16 appearances.


What do his numbers look like without that one bad outing? I'm WAY too lazy to work it out (and also on my honeymoon in Hawaii )
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Posted 08 June 2019 - 10:24 AM

 

Any word on the move to clear space on the 40-man?

 

 

Wasn’t there already an opening?

I count 40 players on the Twins website and Eades isn't one of them. Is anyone a candidate for the 60-day IL?


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 10:30 AM

 

I count 40 players on the Twins website and Eades isn't one of them. Is anyone a candidate for the 60-day IL?

Mejia might be getting close, but I think Ronald Torreyes would be that guy. He's on AAA's inactive list if I remember right.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 10:40 AM

They cleared a spot when Addison Reed was DFAed, but used it for Smeltzer, I believe. Meíja is the only guy on the IL and he was put there on May 2.


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 11:10 AM

 

What do his numbers look like without that one bad outing? I'm WAY too lazy to work it out (and also on my honeymoon in Hawaii )

Yeah, definitely DON'T look that up given the circumstances, I got you.

 

Minus the really disgusting outing, he'd be at 30.1 IP, 13 ER, 30 H, 8 BB. So looks like that's a 3.86 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. Still not dominant even fudging the numbers, but the International League averages are 4.96 ERA and 1.45 WHIP. It's been a struggle for pitchers getting used to the newer MLB ball down there. 

 

This isn't a guy that's likely to be a bullpen savior or anything like that, we would have seen him up by now if there was that kind of potential, but he could slide in, provide depth and help keep everybody fresher by shouldering some lower-leverage innings. But you never know until you give somebody an opportunity.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 11:13 AM

Yeah, definitely DON'T look that up given the circumstances, I got you.

Minus the really disgusting outing, he'd be at 30.1 IP, 13 ER, 30 H, 8 BB. So looks like that's a 3.86 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. Still not dominant even fudging the numbers, but the International League averages are 4.96 ERA and 1.45 WHIP. It's been a struggle for pitchers getting used to the newer MLB ball down there.

This isn't a guy that's likely to be a bullpen savior or anything like that, we would have seen him up by now if there was that kind of potential, but he could slide in, provide depth and help keep everybody fresher by shouldering some lower-leverage innings. But you never know until you give somebody an opportunity.


This could be a ‘do or die’ opportunity. We have a little breathing room to do this, making roster decisions for future additions ... still hoping there will be some.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 11:14 AM

Astudillo sent down, wow.


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 11:22 AM

Good for Eades! Hope he can find success here at the bigs and be a nice 6th inning guy.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 11:24 AM

 

This could be a ‘do or die’ opportunity. We have a little breathing room to do this, making roster decisions for future additions ... still hoping there will be some.

Definitely. This front office has done the churn and burn with quite a few relievers, so it wouldn't surprise me. Sooner or later, though, I'd love to see them give someone a bit more of a leash. They already have six guys who've been given less than three appearances before being sent back down this year. Not saying Eades is necessarily the guy to give that leash to, but sooner or later it would be nice to see someone get the opportunity to settle in.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 12:02 PM

 

Definitely. This front office has done the churn and burn with quite a few relievers, so it wouldn't surprise me. Sooner or later, though, I'd love to see them give someone a bit more of a leash. They already have six guys who've been given less than three appearances before being sent back down this year. Not saying Eades is necessarily the guy to give that leash to, but sooner or later it would be nice to see someone get the opportunity to settle in.

 

You never know until you hand them the ball. 

 

The Twins have to simultaneously look for acquisitions and players from their own system because it's important. They can't just plan for future acquisitions to fill up the bullpen, they need to find guys in their own system as well because we don't know who will get hurt in September and be out for the playoffs. 

 

They can't Mike Morin their way through the bullpen anymore. Mike has thrown 11 primarily non-stress innings and he has 0.64 WHIP. Yet, he goes from pitching in the Tampa Bay 14-3 loss to last night without throwing a pitch. 

 

You either trust Morin or you don't. If you don't... Move on. If you are not sure about Morin... Find out. If you trust him... use him. 

 

If Eades is coming to join us and he is... He must be auditioned fairly. 

 

This is critical because if we lose a couple arms out of the rotation... the spotlight on the bullpen is going to be bright... and I mean very bright. They can't predict the trade market, they can be hopeful but they can't predict it. 

 

Playoffs are coming... Get prepared for it... Don't burn roster spots with placeholders. They have built depth with the position players... now they must turn their attention to assembling depth on the pitching mound. 

 

If Eades can help... get out of the way and let him. 

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 12:21 PM

I think they better know a lot about Eades before he throws a major league ball. They should know the velocity and movement of his pitches. They should know whether he is able to hit his location. If they have to treat these call ups as a fair audition (particularly for a 27 year old they should know a lot about) then we need to replace the staff.

I think he will be up in the role of low leverage long relief similar to Littell with Duffey moving to a higher leverage role.
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